Triplett, Jennie

Jennie Lee Triplett, 87, of Fort Sumner and formerly of Farmington died Friday, Feb. 17, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Care Center.

She was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Memphis, Texas, the daughter of Luther John McKenzie and the former Nancy Elizabeth Willis. She was raised in Muleshoe and Sudan, Texas. She attended school at Sudan and Floydada, Texas. She graduated from Farmington High School.

She married William Olen Triplett on May 15, 1938, in Aztec. They were active in the San Juan County 4-H for many years and she served on the San Juan County Fair Board. She was an active member and Sunday school teacher at Central Baptist Church (Highland’s Baptist) for many years.

Family members said she was always willing to help anyone and always offered a place to stay, never turning anyone away and she was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She and her husband made their home in Fort Sumner in 1997.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a son Troy Olen Triplett; five brothers Odell, Edell, Keith, Rance, and Luther John; and three sisters, Eula Kuykendal, Etta Mae Kuykendal and Elizabeth “Beth” Triplett.

Survivors include a son Duane Triplett (and wife Beverly) of Waterflow; a daughter, Jean Bixler of Fort Sumner; a daughter-in-law, Dale Triplett of Hesperus, Colo.; one sister, Christine Davis of Walla Walla, Wash.; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will include Darrell Triplett, Andrew Dean, James Bodine, Billy Roberts, Hud Silva, Joe Livingston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cliff Bowen, Scott Bodine, and Clay Schricker.

The family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Chaparral 4-H Club in Fort Sumner.

Arrangements are by Chavez Funeral Home, Fort Sumner.